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Last post I shared some quotes from “The Afterlife of Billy Fingers”.  This is a sister’s account of her dead brother’s communication to her from the other side. Billy Fingers led a colorful life, and in the last part of his life he was homeless and a recovering heroin addict.

I have dog-eared several pages, so I may be quoting from it through out the new year.

“Remember this … remember this.  What you achieve on earth is only a small part of the deal.  If there’s a secret I could whisper, and that you could keep, it would be that it’s all inside you already.  Every single thing you need.  Earth is just a stopover.  A kind of game. …If I could give you a gift, it would be to teach you how to stay free inside that game, to find the glory inside yourself, beyond the roles and the drama, so you can dance the dance of the game of life with a little more rhythm, a little more abandon, a little more shaking-those-hips.”  ~The Afterlife of Billy Fingers

Now, who wants to join me on the wild side?  Wild for it’s freedom and abandon, not because it hasn’t been tamed, but perhaps precisely because it has been.  I postulate that the latter half of life is unlearning every way of being that was designed to please others.  All of us were told at some point, you will be accepted and loved if you act more like this, and less like your true inner nature.   Billy Fingers suggests that it’s all a game, why not have some fun while we play the game?

Therefore, with the power vested in me (I have none) I now bestow a crown upon all of your heads, and dub thee the kings and queens of Shaking-Those-Hips … go forth have fun, make light of the serious things, and don’t let anyone convince you of what you should be doing.  Tell the shoulds – gimme 10 – but not 10 pushups – 10 shaking-those-hips.  I’ll bet that will loosen those shoulds up a bit!

Have fun with it all, and where you’re not — when the seriousness has your full and undivided attention, engage with it, take a seat and grab the popcorn.  This is your precious life!

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